Teaching Artists Training Lab

A brief video about TAT Lab, produced June 2016.

The Washington State Teaching Artists Training Lab (TAT Lab) supports teaching artists’ capacity to partner effectively with K-12 schools and teachers. A key focus of the program is on developing strong learning plans, with clearly articulated arts learning goals, assessment criteria, and formative assessment techniques. The Lab also focuses on creating a safe and inclusive learning environment for all students and on developing authentic approaches to incorporating 21st Century Skills and Habits of Mind. The eight-month program includes eight days of in-person training, five teleconferences, and ongoing support and mentorship from faculty and peers.

TAT Lab application process

TAT Lab is a tuition-based program, with scholarships available, as well as travel support for teaching artists from outside of King County.

TAT Lab is a program of the Washington State Arts Commission and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, with major support from the National Endowment for the Arts, and hosted by Seattle Children’s Theatre. Additional collaborating partners: Pacific Northwest Ballet, 4Culture, and the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.

The application deadline for the 2017-18 program is July 12, 2017.

Early applications are encouraged: applicants who submit their materials by June 12 will receive a $50 early-bird tuition discount.

TAT Lab application requirements

To learn more about TAT Lab, including program dates and application requirements, please download the complete TAT Lab Program Description, or visit https://www.sct.org/For-Educators/TAT-Lab.

Contacts for more information

If you have questions, please contact Lisa Jaret (360-586-2418) or Karen Sharp (206-443-0807).

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